Beaufort Senior Men lose out to Templenoe in Coughlan Park, Friday 22nd June.

Beaufort 1-08 Templenoe 0-13

On a glorious sunny evening in Beaufort these teams lined out, both needing some extra points, as the County League enters it’s latter stages, this being round 8. It was Templenoe that came to Beaufort and claimed the 2 points.

The game began swiftly and by the end of the first quarter Beaufort just held the lead, 3 points to 2. Beaufort opened the scoring after just 90 seconds when Jonathan Kissane kicked a point following some lovely work of the ball from midfield to the forwards. Less that 4 minutes later Nathan Breen fisted Beauforts 2nd point over the bar. Adrian Spillane kicked Templenoe’s first point of the evening in the 6th minute. And Beaufort’s final score of the opening quarter, and the first half, came from the boot of Ronan Ferris in the 11th minute following some great defending by Beaufort who then worked the ball through to the full forward line. Adrian Spillane added point number 2 for Templenoe in the 14th minute to end the first quarter.

And this was where Templenoe’s purple patch began. The next 3 points all came from Templenoe where they dominated possession and the 2nd quarter of the match. Killian Spillane (16th & 25th minutes) and Stephen O’ Sullivan (19th minute) were their scorers and they sent Templenoe into the dressing rooms 2 points in front at half time.

Half Time: Beaufort 0-3 Templenoe 0-5

The opening score of the second half came for Beaufort in the 34th minute when Nathan Breen again found himself underneath a high ball which he dutifully fisted over the bar. However 13 minutes would elapsed before Beaufort would score again. Killian Spillane got the next 3 points for Templenoe, all in quick succession, in the 37th,38th (25m free) & 39th minutes which now saw Temmplenoe leading by 4. A nice run through by Gavin Crowley from midfield in the 41st minute saw him notch up point number 9 for Templenoe. Pat Spillane finished off the 3rd quarter scores with another point from play for Templenoe.

But just as Templenoe had their purple patch in the 2nd quarter of the match, Beaufort were about to have their’s in the final quarter and Templenoe would not score again until the 56th minute. Beaufort’s scoring spree began with a point from a 15m free for Fergal Hallissey in the 47th minute. A minute later Jeremiah O’ Sullivan buried the ball in the back of the Templenoe net after a great pass from Nathan Breen. Ian McGillycuddy took his scoring opportunity in the 50th minute to add another point for Beaufort and Nathan Breen again found himself under another high ball in front of the Templenoe goal which he fisted over the bar to level the score with 15 minutes to go.

Unfortunately for Beaufort the next 3 scores would all come from Templenoe and Beaufort could only notch up one more point in the 63rd minute thanks to James O’ Reilly. Killian Spillane had his 6th point of the evening for Templenoe in the 56th minute and 2 points from Brian Crowley in the 58th and 62nd (free) minutes sealed the match for Templenoe.

Full Time: Beaufort 1-08 Templenoe 0-13

Beaufort Team: Mike Moriarty, Michael J O’ Connor,Gerard Hartnett,Cormac O’Connor,James O’ Reilly (0-1),Sean Kelliher,Jonathan Kissane (0-1), Nathan Breen(C)(0-3),Fergal Hallissey (0-1),Jeremiah O’ Sullivan (1-0),Padraig Doona, Padraig O’ Sullivan,Daragh Coffey,Ronan Ferris (0-1),Ian McGillycuddy (0-1).

Subs: Micheal O’ Sullivan for Padraig O’ Sullivan, Ronan Murphy for Daragh Coffey, Padraig Hartnett for Jeremiah O’ Sullivan.

Templenoe Team: Anthony Sheehan, Mike Hallissey,Kieran O’Neill,Joseph Sheehan,
Danny Cahalane, Gavin Crowley (0-1), Kieran McCarthy, Teddy Doyle, Sean Sheehan,
Pat Clifford, Killian Spillane (0-6), Adrian Spillane (0-2), Stephen O’Sullivan (0-1), Brian Crowley(C)(0-2), Pat Spillane (0-1)

Subs: Josh Crowley Holland for Sean Sheehan, Cian Hallissey for Stephen O’ Sullivan, Stephen O’ Sullivan for Brian Crowley.

Beaufort Seniors lose out, by the narrowest of margins, to Dingle in Rd 7 of the County League, Sunday 17th June.

Beaufort 1-09 Dingle 0-13

Dingle claimed two valuable County League Division 1 points in Páirc an Ághasaigh on Sunday 17th June with a one point win over visitors Beaufort.

Dingle opened the scoring with 2 point from play from Breandán Kelliher and Matthew Flaherty. James O’Reilly opened the scoring for Beaufort with a point from play before Matthew Flaherty added another point from play for Dingle. James O’Reilly added his 2nd point from play for Beaufort and then Beaufort’s Nathan Breen levelled the game with a point. Gareth Hickey Brosnan put Dingle one up at the end of the first quarter of the game leaving the score Dingle 0-4 to 0-3 Beaufort.

Micheál Flannery gave Dingle a two point lead when he kicked a fine point from play. This was followed by an Aidan O’Connor point from play to give Dingle a three point lead. Beaufort responded with points from play for Fergal Hallissey and Gerard Hartnett to reduce the Dingle lead to one. Dingle responded with another point from Breandán Kelliher and two more points from play from Conor Geaney. When Referee Brendan Twiss blew the whistle for half time the scoreboard in Páirc an Ághasaigh read:

Dingle 0-9 to 0-5 Beaufort.

Dingle started the second half with a Conor Geaney point from a free and two monster Gavin H Curran points from placed balls to give them a seven point lead with 15 minutes played in the second half, Dingle 0-12 to 0-5 Beaufort.

Fergal Hallissey kicked a point from play for Beaufort and Conor Geaney kicked a point from play for Dingle. With 10 minutes left to play Beaufort rallied, and points from Jonathan Kissane and a goal from Daragh Coffey reduced Dingle’s lead to three points. Two more point from play for Jonathan Kissane and Fergal Hallissey left Beaufort one behind with 30 minutes played. Beaufort came looking for the equaliser but Dingle held firm and when Referee Brendan Twiss blew the whistle for full time the scoreboard in Páirc an Ághasaigh read:

Dingle 0-13 to 1-9 Beaufort.

Beaufort Team: Mike Moriarty, Michael J O’Connor, Gerard Hartnett (0-1), Seán Kelliher, James O’Reilly (0-2), Jonathan Kissane (0-2), Cormac O’Connor, Nathan Breen (0-1), Jason Foley, Padraig O’Sullivan, Fergal Hallissey (0-3), Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Daragh Coffey (1-0), Padraig Doona, Michael O’Sullivan

Subs: Ronan Murphy for Jason Foley, Padraig Hartnett for Ronan Murphy.

Dingle Team: Gavin H Curran (0-2), Mícheál Flannery (0-1), Tom Leo O’Sullivan, Patrick O’Connor, Mikey Boyle, Aidan O’Connor (0-1), Brian O’Connor, Breandán Kelliher (0-2), Eoin Murphy, Matthew Flaherty (0-2), Gareth Hickey Brosnan (0-1), Brian Devane, Conor Geaney (0-4), Ruadhan Mc Carthy, Brian O’Connell

Subs: Tomás Sheehy, Paul Devane, Conor O’Sullivan



A thrilling game in Coughlan Park sees Na Ghaeltacht gaining the advantage over Beaufort.

Beaufort 1-11 Na Ghaeltacht 0-16

A perfect afternoon for football in Coughlan Park saw these two very competitive sides play out a highly entertaining game which neither team deserved to lose. Milder temperatures than previous days and a light breeze aided the high tempo game.

At the end of the opening quarter of the game Na Ghaeltacht led 4 points to 1 for Beaufort. Both teams very evenly matched but Beaufort failed to take their scoring opportunities. Na Ghaeltacht’s scores were 2 points from the inform Sean M O Conchuir (1 free) and a point each from Sean O Bambaire and Gearoid Mac an tSaoir. Beaufort’s only score in the opening quarter came in the 3rd minute thanks to James o’ Reilly.

The second quarter of the match proved a much closer affair. Beaufort notched up 5 points to Na Ghaeltacht’s 3. Fergal Hallissey’s free taking was impressive as he slotted over 2 points for Beaufort in the 17th and 25th minutes, the latter from a very tight angle. Beaufort’s other scores came from the boots of Daragh Coffey (18th minute), Ronan Murphy (20th minute) and Ronan Ferris (26th minute). Na Ghaeltacht’s exemplary free taker Sean M O Conchuir put over 2 more points in the 19th & 21st minutes. Eanna O Conchuir popped over the final point of the half for Na Ghaeltacht in the 24th minute leaving the half time score:

Beaufort 0-06 Na Ghaeltacht 0-07

The 2nd half of the match began quickly as Beaufort opening the scoring with a point from their captain Nathan Breen in the 31st minute. Na Ghaeltacht followed with 2 more points in the 34th and 37th minutes thanks to Seamus O Muircheartaigh and a 20m free taken by Sean M O Conchuir. Daragh Coffey then took his 2nd point of the afternoon for Beaufort in the 38th minute but less than a minute later Sean M O Conchuir successfully point another free for Na Ghaeltacht leaving his team 2 point clear.

Heading into the final quarter of the match Na Ghaeltacht’s consistent scoring continued with another point from Sean O’ Bambaire. However, fresh legs for Beaufort, in the form of Ian McGillycuddy, saw him cut through the Na Ghaeltacht defence and bury the ball in the back of their net in the 47th minute to bring the teams level. Na Ghaeltacht’s response was swift, a nicely taken and pointed 35m free from Sean M O Conchuir put his side back in front. But this was short lived as Beaufort put over 2 more points thanks to Ronan Murphy (51st minute) and Daragh Coffey in the 53rd minute after Fergal Hallissey’s goal attempted was blocked by Tomas Mac an tSaoir. Less than a minute later Gearoid Mac an tSaoir pointed for Na Ghaeltacht from play to draw the sides level yet again heading into the closing minutes of the game.

Fergal Hallissey pointed a lovely 48m free in the 56th minute for Beaufort to pull them a point clear but Na Ghaeltacht were not to be denied and points from Sean M O Conchuir (59th minute), Eanna O Conchuir (60th minute) and Seamus O Muircheartaigh (2nd minute of added time) saw Na Ghaeltacht drawing clear. A 45m free for Beaufort in the 3rd minute of added time was their last hope and Fergal Hallissey dropped it into the square but it was taken by Na Ghaeltacht and so the game ended. Final score:

Beaufort 1-11 Na Ghaeltacht 0-16

Beaufort Team: Mike Moriarty, Michael John O’ Connor, Gerard Hartnett, Sean Kelliher, James O’ Reilly (0-1), Jonathan Kissane, Jeremiah O Sullivan, Nathan Breen (0-1), Ronan Murphy (0-2), Padraig O’ Sullivan, Cormac O’ Connor, Fergal Hallissey (0-3), Daragh Coffey (0-3), Padraig Doona, Ronan Ferris(0-1).

Subs: Ian McGillycuddy (1-0) for Padraig O’ Sullivan

Na Ghaeltacht Team: Tomás Mac an tSaoir, Peter Paul Sauerland,Fergal O Cuanaigh, Pádraig Ó Cathalláin, Adam MacAmhlaoibh, Seamus Ó Muircheartaigh(0-2), Colm Ó Muircheartaigh, Roibeard Ó Sé, Ciarán Ó Coileáin Gearóid Mac an tSaoir (0-2), Óigí Ó Sé, Tomás Ó Sé, Seán M Ó Conchúir (0-8),Éanna Ó Conchúir (0-2),Sean Ó Bambaire (0-2)

Subs: Liam O Bambaire for Óigí Ó Sé

Beaufort Senior Men flying high in the Mid Kerry League, Sunday 3rd June

Beaufort 1-11 Glenbeigh/Glencar 0-04

On a beautiful summers day in Coughlan Park, Beaufort, these sides faced each other for the 2nd time in a week. Glenbeigh/Glencar hoping for a change in fortune, Beaufort looking to secure their place in the Mid-Kerry final.

At the end of the first half the sides were level on 4 points each. Ronan Ferris opening the scoring for Beaufort with a point in the 2nd minute. The next 3 points all came from Glenbeigh/Glencar, Colin McGillycuddy in the 4th minute, Jason McKenna a minute later converting a 20 m free and Tom Walsh slotted over point number 3 in the 6th minute. Fergal Hallissey then popped over the first of his 5 points of the afternoon for Beaufort in the 9th minute. Glenbeigh/Glencar’s final score of the half, and the match, came from Tommy Cahill in the 12th minute. The remainder of the half, and the match was dominated by Beaufort. Fergal Hallissey successfully converted a 30 m free in the 15th minute and Kevin Ferris took his scoring opportunity with a point less than a minute later.

Half Time: Beaufort 0-04 Glenbeigh/Glencar 0-04

The opening score of the second half was a well taken goal from the boot of Ronan Ferris. The remaining points of the match came from Fergal Hallissey (3 points), Daragh Coffey (2 points), Sean Coffey (1 point) and in the final minute of the match Ronan Ferris slotted over his 2nd point of the afternoon to leave Beaufort on a final score of 1-11

Beaufort Team: 1. Mike Morarity 2. Michael John O’ Connor 3. Gerard Hartnett 4. Cormac O’ Connor, 5. Jason Foley, 6. Padraig Hartnett, 7. James Reilly, 8. Fergal Hallissey (0-05), 9. Sean Kelliher, 10. Eoin O’ Hagan, 11. Ronan Ferris (1-02), 12. Kevin Ferris (0-01), 13. Sean Coffey (0-01), 14. Ronan Murphy, 15. Daragh Coffey (0-02).

Beaufort convincing winners over Glenbeigh/Glencar in Rd 5 of the County League – 26/05/’18

Beaufort 2-12 Glenbeigh/Glencar 1-08.

On a beautiful sunny evening, in Coughlan Park Beaufort, both sides lined out needing some valuable League points.

At the end of the opening quarter of the game the sides were level. Stephen O’ Sullivan opening the scoring with a point for Glenbeigh/Glencar after 5 minutes. However, less than a minute later, Ronan Ferris for Beaufort buried the ball into the back of the Glenbeigh/Glencar net after Liam Carey’s shot was saved and ricocheted back into Ronans’ path. The next 2 points were both from the boot of Tommy Cahill for Glenbeigh/Glencar in the 7th minute, from a 25 metre free, and again in the 9th minute.

The 2nd quarter of the match saw Beaufort gradually pull away from their opposition. In the 16 minute Fergal Hallissey point a 20 metre free for Beaufort. 2 minutes later Tommy Cahill also pointed for Glenbeigh/Glencar from a 20 metre free but this would be their last score for 15 minutes. 3 points from Beaufort swiftly followed, all from play. in the 19th minute Ciaran Kennedy slotted over a point a nice solo run. Ronan Ferris followed a minute later with another point and, from a very tight angle, Jeremiah O’ Sullivan kicked a lovely point in the 25th minute. Beaufort’s final score of the 1st half came from a 30 metre free which Fergal Hallissey dutifully slotted over the bar. In the 3rd minute of added time, at the end of the half, Tommy Cahill pointed a 30 metre free for Glenbeigh/Glencar leaving the half time score:

Beaufort 1-05 Glenbeigh/Glencar 0-05

The opening minutes of the 2nd half saw Beaufort really assert their dominance on the game, notching up 1-02 before Glenbeigh/Glencar were able to score again.

Fergal Hallissey popped over the first of these points in the 32nd minute and less than 30 seconds later Ronan Ferris took his 2nd goal opportunity to push Beaufort further in front. Liam Carey took his scoring opportunity when he slotted a point over the bar in the 34th minute.

The next 2 scores would both come from Glenbeigh/Glencar both points from frees thanks to the boot of Tommy Cahill in the 36th and 40th minutes. However, this period of the game was dominated by Glenbeigh/Glencar, with the majority of play in Beauforts’ half but they failed to capitalise on this.

In the 42nd minute a high ball in from Liam Carey right in front of the Glenbeigh/Glencar goal saw Nathan Breen fisting it over the bar for another Beaufort point. Then, following a poor kick out, Jonathan Kissane took his opportunity well and Beaufort notched up another point. Glenbeigh/Glencar’s hopes were dealt a further blow in the 45th minute when Bernard Murphy was sent off after receiving his 2nd yellow card for a high tackle on Ciaran Kennedy. The resulting 40 metre free was well taken by Fergal Hallissey and Beaufort now led 2-10 to 0-07.

From a very tight angle near the side line Tommy Cahill took his scoring opportunity in the 47th minute and put another point on the board for Glenbeigh/Glencar. Bodies were beginning to tire as they headed into the final 10 minutes of the match, the beautiful evening a tad too warm perhaps for football. Fergal Hallissey notched up another point for Beaufort in the 53rd minute before Tommy Cahill slipped the ball passed Mike Moriarty in the Beaufort goals in the 53th minute. The final score of the match would come for Beaufort from Ian McGillycuddy. And thus ending the match. Final score:

Beaufort 2-12 Glenbeigh/Glencar 1-08

Beaufort Team: 1. Mike Moriarty 2.Michael J O’ Connor 3.Gerard Hartnett 4.Sean Kelliher 5.Jonathan Kissane (0-1) 6. Mike Breen 7.Jeremiah O’ Sullivan (0-1) 8.Nathan Breen (C)(0-1) 9. Ronan Murphy 10.Liam Carey (0-1)11. Ciaran Kennedy(0-1) 12. Fergal Hallissey (0-5) 13. Daragh Coffey 14.Padraig Doona 15. Ronan Ferris (2-01).
Subs: Padraig O’ Sullivan for Padraig Doona, James Reilly for Jonathan Kissane, Padraig Hartnett for Mike Breen, Sean Foley for Ronan Murphy, Brendan Cronin for Liam Carey and Ian McGillycuddy (0-1) for Jeremiah O’ Sullivan.

Glenbeigh/Glencar Team: 1.Leon Seidler 2. Sean Roche 3.Jerry Hoare 4.Ciaran Doyle (C)5. Oisin O Connor 6. Stephen O Sullivan (0-1) 7.Shane Riordan 8. Colin McGillycuddy 9.Fergal Griffin 10. Dara Casey 11.Caolim Teahan 12.Tommy Cahill (1-07)
13. Jason McKenna 14. Gavan O Grady 15. Bernard Murphy
Subs: Michael Walsh for Stephen O’ Sullivan, Daniel Griffin for Dara Casey, Kieran Courtney for Gavan O’ Grady, Calvin Teahan for Caolim Teahan and Gearoid Griffin for Shane Riordan.

Referee: James O’ Connor (Scartaglen)

Beaufort Minors victorious in the Division 4 Final of the County League 18/05/’18.

Beaufort 4-14 Beale 4-07

Beaufort minors overcame Beale in the County League Div.4 Final in Ballymac.. The game was always going to be a very close affair, with Beale having previously beaten Beaufort in the league.

The first half saw the teams match up score for score with very little between them, but a goal from Ian MacGillycuddy and points from Jack O’ Connor, Eoin O’ Hagan, William Joy, Sean O Brien and Darragh Dennehy put Beaufort 2 points ahead going in at half time.

Half time: Beaufort 1-8 Beale 1-6

The second half began slowly, with no score from either team for the first 9 minutes. A free from William Joy put Beaufort up 3 points, but this was quickly followed by a goal from Beale and the sides were level yet again. Jack O Connor and Darragh Dennehy worked very well together, scoring 1-2 between them in quick succession, and Beaufort led by 5 with 15 minutes left. Beaufort were then given two black cards, firstly Ian MacGillycuddy, followed by Sean Coffey less than 5 minutes later. Beale went on to score a penalty, but this was quickly followed by a goal from Sean O Brien down the other end, and then a goal from Darragh Dennehy.

Beaufort really stepped up to the mark with great performances from every Beaufort player. In a game with 11 minutes of injury time, Beale then scored another penalty but points from Jack O Connor and Darragh Dennehy ensured Beaufort’s victory, as Beaufort won on a scoreline of 4-14 to 4-7. Well done to Jack O Connor who also received the player of the match award.

Beaufort Team: Seán Coffey, Keith Suter, Ciaran O Sullivan,Seán Kissane
Shane o Sullivan Rouse, Mark Neary, Liam O Connor, Ian McGillycuddy,
Jack Hallissey, Eoin O Hagan, Sean O Brien, Jack Sweeney, Darragh Dennehy
Jack O Connor, William Joy

Subs: Patrick Crehan, Ethan Coffey, Jack Coffey, Martin Sears, Ryan Hartnett, Jack O Leary, Eddie Lonergan.

Beaufort U12 girls showing great form in the 2nd round of Division 1 in the County league 15/05/’18.

Beaufort 5-08 Rathmore 5-05

After a slow start to the competition by Beaufort losing to Southern Gaels at home the previous week, Beaufort travelled to Rathmore for the second round of County League Division 1.

Conditions were ideal for football and the Beaufort Ladies were keen to show they were serious competitors in the highest division in U12 Kerry football. Coming to Rathmore in search of points would indeed be a big ask, as it is at any grade of Gaelic football.

Beaufort set out their stall early putting up solid defence under relentless pressure from the home team. Recycling ball with efficiency and speed, providing fast ball to the forward line while facing into a stiffening breeze. Standout performances from Amy Breen and April O’Reilly in defence and Grainne Kennedy(1-0)and Bronagh Dorrian in central field were pivotal in Beaufort gaining the edge in a very close and at times physical encounter. Up front Ava O’Malley (2-3) as ever put in a hard and determined shift, providing intelligent ball to the full forward line, resulting in two very clinically taken goals by Beaufort full forward Niamh Dorrian (2-1).

At half time Beaufort held a slender two point lead, which was probably a fair reflection on a very evenly and fairly contested first half.

Half time: Beaufort 1 – 2 Rathmore 1 – 4

The second half started as the first ended with the titanic battle at midfield resuming,’ no quarter asked and no quarter given’. Goals from Grainne Kennedy and Ava O’Malley, points from Katie O’Donoghue (0-3), Ava O’Malley and Ava Casey kept Beaufort with their noses in front.As the clock ticked the ball ricochet from one goal to the other, posts were grazed and crossbars were rattled. Referee Donal Casey had a busy evening keeping up with the frantic pace.

With a few minutes of time to play a long range Rathmore point effort came back off the crossbar and striking the outstretched Beaufort centre back April O’Reilly in the back found its way into the Beaufort net. Rathmore leading now by one solitary point.

Beaufort rallied and rained assault after assault on the Rathmore goal. Somehow the industrious Ava O’Malley picked her way through the congested crowed and sent a daisy cutter into the far bottom corner of the Rathmore net, bringing her tally for the day to 2 – 3. Beaufort ahead by two points.

Rathmore squared up for their kick out, one last chance of attack it seemed to secure a result. The keeper kick a high long kick down her right wing where Rathmore had the Beaufort wing forward Sophie O’Sullivan out-numbered two to one. Sophie rose to the challenge, out jumping the Rathmore girls and bursting forward with determination and confidence, taking her hop, one quick glance at the posts and bang. An arrow like text book shot arced high and split the posts. Game over, the winning score.

On the final whistle you could hear a pin drop even the crowed were exhausted, the post match handshake was subdued, the victorious too tired to celebrate, Rathmore too tired to ask why.

Welcome to Division 1 Football Beaufort U12 Ladies.

Beaufort Team Panel:

1. Kayla Kelliher 2. Leanne Coffey 3. Amy Breen 4. Keeva Coffey

5. Clodagh Foley 6. April o’Reilly 7.Rebekah Clarke

8.Grainne Kennedy 9. Bronagh Dorrian 10. Sophie o’Sullivan 11. Ava O’Malley

12. Katie O’Donoghue 13. Ava Casey 14. Niamh Dorrian 15 Aishling o’Sullivan

Subs: 16. Maria Cullinane, 17. Robyn Landers, 18.Kate Mangan, 19.Alicia Coffey